Thursday, 26 April 2012

Persistent Modelling Seminar

 Wednesday 2 May 2012, 10h-16h30
Marking the publication of the title Persistent Modelling by Routledge, edited by Phil Ayres, this seminar draws together members of CITA and current CITA collaborators who have contributed to the book.

The seminar will examine and discuss the relationship between representation and the represented through the notion of persistent modelling. This notion is not novel to the activity of architectural design if considered as describing an iterative engagement with design concerns – and evident characteristic of architectural practice. But the persistence in persistent modelling can also be understood to apply in other ways, reflecting and anticipating extended roles for representation.

Drawing upon both historical and contemporary perspectives this seminar will discuss ways in which the relation between representation and the represented have, and continue to be, reconsidered. Through the presentations three principle areas will be identified in which extended roles for representation are becoming apparent within contemporary practices contributing to realisation of the built environment:
  • the duration of active influence that representation can hold in relation to the represented
  • the means, methods and media through which representations are constructed and used
  • what it is that is being represented 
 In addition, this seminar will provide critical insight into the use of contemporary modelling tools and methods together with an examination of the implications their use has within the territories of architectural design, realisation and experience.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Architecture
Auditorium 3
Philip de Langes Alle 10
1435 Copenhagen

Phil Ayres (CITA)
Sarat Babu (Bartlett, UCL)
Prof. Mark Burry (SIAL, RMIT)
Dr. Rachel Cruise (University of Sheffield)
Paul Nicholas (CITA)
Brady Peters (CITA)
Martin Tamke (CITA)
Prof. Mette Ramsgard Thomsen (CITA)

The seminar programme can be found here.
This is a public event, all are welcome.
Please register by email to


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